Police Confirm Sighting in Amber Alert Case


Hopkinsville Police confirm to 27 NEWSFIRST that a suspect in the murder of a social worker and abduction of a 9-month-old baby boy was seen stopping at a gas station in Smithboro, Illinois Monday night.

There is surveillance video of the stop.

Police say only Christopher Wayne Luttrell, 23, is seen in the video.

Luttrell is the boyfriend of the baby's mother, Renee Terrell.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the credit card of slain social worker Boni Frederick was used to pay for the gas at the pump.

Frederick was found dead in a Henderson home Monday, and a mother and 9-month-old boy along with the mother's boyfriend were missing.

An Amber Alert was issued for the baby, Saige Terrell. Police said he was believed to be with his mother, Renee Terrell, 33, of Henderson, and her boyfriend, Christopher Wayne Luttrell, 23.

Henderson police were called when the social worker didn't
return to work after taking the baby for a visit with the mother,
who does not have custody of her son, a dispatcher said.
Police went to Terrell's home and found the social worker dead.

Police now say 67-year old Boni Frederick died from a blow to the head and several cuts.

Henderson police also have now charged the mother, Renee Terrell with kidnapping and say she is a suspect in Frederick's Murder.

The FBI is now involved in the case. Federal agents say there is evidence the couple was in the St. Louis area Monday night.

The social worker's car was missing, and the dispatcher said Terrell and the boy may be traveling in it. It was described as a 2000 white Daewoo Nubia with Kentucky license plate 675-DRV.

Renee Terrell was described as white, brown hair, brown eyes
with glasses, 5-foot-5 and 240 pounds. Luttrell was described as
white, blue eyes, 6-2 and 150 pounds with tattoos on his arms.

Saige Terrell is white, brown eyes, brown hair, 2-foot-3 and 19
pounds. Police said the boy is developmentally disabled and has a
scratch on the right side of his face and a rug burn on the back of
his neck.

Information about the missing boy can be reported to police at
(270) 827-8700.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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